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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Third Volunteer Brigade

Artillery Reserve

 

— Army of the Potomac —

 
Third Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Third Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve Brigade Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
Third Volunteer Brigade

Capt. James F. Huntington

1st New Hampshire Battery
Capt. Frederick M. Edgell
July 2d and 3d Engaged on Cemetery Hill.

1st Ohio Battery H
Lieut. George W. Norton
July 2d and 3d Engaged on Cemetery Hill.

1st Penna. Batteries F and C
Capt. R. Bruce Ricketts
July 2d and 3d Engaged on East Cemetery Hill

West Virginia Battery C
Capt. Wallace Hill
July 2d and 3d Engaged on Cemetery Hill

Casualties. Killed 10 men. Wounded 1 officer 23 men. Captured or missing 3 men. Total 37.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.107′ N, 77° 13.897′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial can be reached from Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling
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By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
2. Third Volunteer Brigade Marker
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north. Located in the Gettysburg National Cemetery, near the south entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H (Huntington's Battery) (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, First West Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st New Hampshire Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Light Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg National Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Address (about 300 feet away); Hall's Battery (about 300 feet away); Lincoln Address Memorial Plaza (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1st New Hampshire Light Battery. 1st New Hampshire Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H. Battery H, 1st Ohio Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was also known as Huntington's Battery. (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Maj. Frederick M. Edgell - Find-a-grave. (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. R. Bruce Ricketts
Third Volunteer Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Third Volunteer Brigade Tablet
. Robert Bruce Ricketts (April 29, 1839 – November 13, 1918) distinguished himself as an artillery officer in the American Civil War. He is best known for his battery’s defense against a Confederate attack on Cemetery Hill on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on November 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Third Volunteer Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 22, 2015
4. Third Volunteer Brigade Marker
James F. Huntington<br>Captain of the 3rd Volunteer Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. James F. Huntington
Captain of the 3rd Volunteer Brigade
Frederick M. Edgell<br>Captain of the 1st New Hampshire Battery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. Frederick M. Edgell
Captain of the 1st New Hampshire Battery
Robert Bruce Ricketts (1839-1913)<br>Captain of the 1st Pennsylvania, Batteries F & C image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
7. Robert Bruce Ricketts (1839-1913)
Captain of the 1st Pennsylvania, Batteries F & C
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 20, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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